This month’s journal-based CME article is titled "Endovascular treatment of malignant Superior Vena Cava syndrome through upper limb access: A comparison between Venous-Dedicated and conventional stents".
This is a retrospective single center study reviewing the placement of uncovered nitinol stents (one of which was a dedicated venous stent) from an upper extremity arm access in the setting of malignant superior vena cava syndrome (SVCS).
To receive CME credit for this journal-based CME activity, participants must read the journal article and score 75% or better on the post test. Participants will have three opportunities to score 75% or better.
After participating in this journal-based CME activity, learners should be able to:
1. Examine the role of SVC stenting in malignant obstruction.
2. Describe the expected survival and patency of an average patient malignant SVC obstruction.
JVIR CME Editor
Daniel Sheeran, MD
University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
1 Interventional Radiology Unit, Department of Medical Imaging, University Hospital Heraklion, University of Crete Medical School, Voutes, 71110 Heraklion, Greece
2 Vascular Surgery Unit, Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, University Hospital Heraklion, University of Crete Medical School, Voutes, 71110 Heraklion, Greece
3 Department of Medical Oncology, University Hospital Heraklion, University of Crete Medical School, Voutes, 71110 Heraklion, Greece
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essentials and Standards of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME).
The Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. SIR designates this education activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This program is approved for 1 self-assessment CME credit (SA-CME) by the Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) - approved December 1, 2020. SIR is awarded Deemed Status by the American Board of Radiology (ABR). The SA-CME credit offered for this enduring activity meets the ABR’s criteria for self-assessment toward the purpose of fulfilling requirements in the ABR Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Program.